Dear Friends and Family, I was really hoping for the opportunity to say this in person before it got out on the internet. Just didn’t know it would come around so fast. The dance floor at the Loop will soon no longer be our home. In 2008 I met Dan Hurley at a party the […]
Dwight Yoakam’s Second Hand Heart Album Release Party
Dwight Yoakam released his 15th album on 4/14/15. With that, we held an album release party at Illusions Dance Club in Wolcott, CT that featured every track on his album getting play for the dance floor. Listening to the album, it is quite a classic Dwight sound. If you are fond of his edgy country […]
STM Line Dancing
Line Dancing is a great form of exercise, is good for the memory and a fun way to be social. Our classes range anywhere from Absolute Beginner to the Intermediate level and are completely based around the fun and social aspects. Check out any of our locations for classes and dance events. Check out our […]
The New England Western Dance Association held a dance in the Victorian Room at Thomaston Lanes on Friday the 13th in Thomaston, CT. Aaron DeMarest of Pryme Tyme Entertainment provided the music. William Belejack was the dance instructor. “Bible Belt Boogie” was the selected lesson of the evening. The dance sheet can be found here […]
Country Night Returns To Middletown, CT
On Sunday 2/22, DJ Aric will be bringing country night back to Middletown. Doors open at 5pm for country music variety and dancing. Line dance and partner pattern lessons are provided at 5:30. This show is set to take place every 4th Sunday at the Canoe Club (upstairs) on Harbor Dr in Middletown. Full bar […]
Tonight’s featured dances included a selection from one of our local favorites: Jill Weiss. “Stop and Drink” brings out a little twist on some of the beginner step Rumba Box and literally adds a twist for good measure! The harder lesson at 7pm was “Cake By the Ocean”. This has been extremely popular locally. We’ll be splitting the floor for both Pflug’s and Blevins’ versions. Below are the links:
We played a little catch up this past Wednesday with a featured reteach of Johanna Barnes’ choreography “Brokenhearted” and a popular local favorite “Better When I’m Dancin’, Baby” by Gitte Stehr. Reviews of last week’s lessons by Robert DeLong and Bill Belejack included “Let It Swing” by Jamie Barnfield and “Run” by Raymond Sarlemijn & Darren Bailey.
Wednesday night featured a reteach of Frank Trace’s “Emergency” and an introduction of French Pop music with “Sexy Night” by Raymond Sarlemijn &Niels Poulsen. “Sexy Night” is currently one of the more popular dances this year at the larger events.
From last week, “Big Blue Tree” (Ria Vos) was reviewed and is currently holding the #2 spot for beginner dances on Line Dancer as well as a top ten spot overall and is #8 on this week’s World Line Dance Newsletter.
We had a lot of fun with tonight’s selection of dancing. Bringing in alternative tracks for Dancin’ Feet, some hot dances like Sugar Honey I T and of course knocking out a few old school classics that just won’t go away.
Ah, it is nice to get back into teaching line dance classes on a regular basis! We had some new students tonight that needed to get caught up with some of the popular dances in the area. So with that and something for the seasoned dancers, here are the features from tonight:
Regular Wednesday night line dancing classes start at 6pm. The first hour is geared towards beginners with some experience. 7pm is a more social level up to low intermediate. After all the lessons, open dance follows. $7 covers the whole evening.
Following up on last week’s class, the MAE group expanded on the rumba box. Taking it a step further, the featured dance was “All About That Bass” by Gail Dawson. The vine was already learned in previous dancing which left the toe struts as new to the newly acquired students.
With the additional time at the end of class, Mamma Maria by Frank Trace was added. The step learned for the class was the Charleston.
We are underway with round 2 of the Middletown Adult Education Introductory Line Dance Session.
This time around welcomes new students as well as some from the previous class. The focus is to serve two purposes: bring new dance steps to new students (which will reinforce these steps from the previous class) and bring new steps to all. By teaching them what the patterns are called, they will recognize verbal commands down the road for easier teaching.
This class’ featured dances:
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